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04.30.24

Atlantique Collection by Jean Rousseau Paris

A bold fusion of contrasts and elegant materials

Victor Hugo, a French renowned writer, during the summer of 1843, embarked on a journey to the Basque Country and made several stops, including Pasajes in Guipuscoa. But it was Biarritz that left a lasting impression on him. So, he wrote: “I know of no other place mor …

02.16.24

Eska Watches X Jean Rousseau

Bringing harmony to the rebirth of the legendary Amphibian

Christophe Chevreton and Sinicha Knezevic have embarked on an ambitious dream: to revive Eska & Co’s famous Amphibian 600.

01.26.24

New Lumières collection: natural crocodile leather with a shiny pop

Imagine a supple, naturally elegant crocodile leather strap on your watch.

Suddenly, a flick of your wrist brings out a flash of iridescent or metallic shine. Like a stroke of genius in the midst of classicism… “or like a touch of pop to liven up a very authentic material. That’s the beauty of our new Lumières collection”, says Anaïs Bordi …

12.14.23

Jean Rousseau sets up its workshop at the heart of Samaritaine Paris

"You can find everything at Samaritaine" is the motto of the most famous department store in Paris. Everything? Or better than everything, since a Jean Rousseau workshop is now offering its exclusive craftsmanship, at the heart of the watchmaking area of the prestigious store on the banks of the Pont-Neuf.

Since December 2023 – just in time for fully customized Christmas gifts – the Jean Rousseau corner of Samaritaine Paris is offering a wide choice of ready-to-wear watch straps in hundreds of combinations of shape, leather and colour, as well as exceptional leather goo …

08.28.23

Sericyne x Jean Rousseau: the confluence of two exceptional know-how

Joint interview of Clara Hardy, founder of Sericyne and Anaïs Bordier brand manager at Jean Rousseau.

Settled in the French region of the Cévennes since 2015, Maison Sericyne produces an entirely natural nonwoven silk. The brand restarted an old silkworms breeding branch and manufactures exceptional objects made out of additive silk. As a part of a new collaboration, J …

07.04.23

Open House 2023: behind the scenes of Jean Rousseau’s Atelier-Boutique

Let’s take a glimpse behind the workshop doors.

From June 22 to 24, Jean Rousseau’s Atelier-Boutique in New York opened its doors for a three-day Open House. Visitors were invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the workshop where Jean Rousseau’s watch straps are handcrafted, right at the heart of New York, and to …

03.31.23

Rolex Daytona: a bespoke design challenge

It all began with a challenge.

An American collector wrote to Jacques Bordier, president of Jean Rousseau, in December 2021: “Monsieur Bordier: In 2009, I inherited a gold Rolex Daytona (model 6241; 1969 edition) from my father. It is a classic vintage watch and quite valuable. For years, I have been …

03.03.23

Jean Rousseau X Havid Nagan: A paradoxical newcomer

Havid Nagan: “A vision of the past, for the future” Aren Bazerkanian

“Paradoxical Timepieces”: Havid Nagan’s tagline reflects its creator’s keenness on combining classical watchmaking and innovative design, an approach that Jean Rousseau itself thrives for. So when Aren Bazerkanian contacted us with ideas for his first line of wa …

10.11.22

Bars, stars and straps: Burdeen’s celebrates Panerai watch launch with a Chicago-themed watch strap “made by Jean Rousseau, obviously”

by Josh Nigut, Burdeen’s Vice President

Burdeen’s Jewelry has been the place to go for custom, unique watches in Chicago for more than 40 years. On September 14, 2022, Burdeen’s celebrated its partnership with watchmaker Panerai with a very limited edition of a Chicago-themed watch strap. Josh Nigut, Burd …

02.02.22

"The collaboration between Sawaya and Maison Jean Rousseau reflects our sincere desire to take care of materials"

Jyubei Sawaya, obi weaver at Sawaya

Founded in Kyoto in 1776, the Sawaya house has distinguished itself in the art of hand weaving. For nearly 250 years, this house has notably been manufacturing obis (belts) of exceptional quality. Jyubei Sawaya embodies the 8th generation of Kimono Masters in the family …

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